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Marvellous Melbourne


Published 1910


Full Title: Marvellous Melbourne - Queen City of the South

An early documentary film about the City of Melbourne, then the interim capital city of Australia. Made in 1910.

The director Charles Cozens Spencer was famous for his bushranger films: "Captain Starlight" (Robbery Under Arms), "Captain Midgnight - The Bush King", "The Life and Adventures of John Vane, The Notorious Australian Bushranger", "Dan Morgan, The Terror of the Australian Bush" (Mad Dog Morgan). He also made the 1915 Film "The Shepherd of the Southern Cross." He introduced Australia's greatest silent film-maker, Raymond Longford, to the business. He died in September 1930 (he shot himself after going on a killing spree in Canada).

Special contents of this edition copyright 2010 Shane I Sullivan. Permission to use these items is granted under creative commons licence.


Run time 14 minutes 18 seconds
Producer Charles Cozens Spencer
Audio/Visual sound, color

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